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Cool (literally!) images of winter weather phenomena

In the past two days, friends have sent me very interesting images of cold weather phenomena that I think you would enjoy.  One is a mesmerizing video of ice stacking on Lake Superior, which you can view at http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/ice-stacking-lake-superior. The second is a spectacular image of sea smoke, also known as…
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The Great Arctic Outbreak of February 1899

Another “great” historical weather event happened in February 1899 when a frigid airmass moved from west to east through the country, dropping temperatures and causing the deaths of over 100 people as well as killing numerous livestock and destroying numerous crops, including a large number of orchards in Georgia. You…
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Super Bowl weather

In honor of the Super Bowl festivities today, here are some statistics on the weather extremes of past Super Bowl events, compiled by William Schmitz of the Southeast Regional Climate Center. SUPER BOWL EXTREMES 17 of the past 50 Bowls have been played outdoors, leaving it up to Mother Nature…
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